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Japan’s ex-PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

Japan’s ex-PM Abe visits controversial Tokyo shrine

Japan's leaders' visits to the shrine were previously seen as a lack of remorse for its military past. However, a Japanese government spokesman defended Abe's right to visit the shrine, saying that...

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PM Modi 70th Birthday

PM Modi 70th Birthday

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin also wished the PM and said, "We have the opportunity now to turn the good spirits and broad array of deliverables from it into action. "On the occasion of your 7...

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President Trump says COVID vaccines likely available for every American by April

President Trump says COVID vaccines likely available for every American by April

A federal official told the paper that the document came from the Department of Health and Human Services, or HHS, and from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. "I think we're probably looking at t...

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Struggling With Latino Voters, Biden Plays 'Despacito' At Hispanic Heritage Month Speech

Struggling With Latino Voters, Biden Plays 'Despacito' At Hispanic Heritage Month Speech

A Twitter spokeswoman said the video, which garnered more than 2.8 million views, was labelled based on its synthetic and manipulated media policy . The United Spot thanked the president for shar...

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Conservative, Bloc leaders test positive

Conservative, Bloc leaders test positive

The diagnoses come just one week before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's minority Liberal government is to test support in parliament for a new agenda. Blanchet had no symptoms as of Friday and will fo...

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Int'l team wins Ig Nobel for showing helium raises alligators' pitch

Int'l team wins Ig Nobel for showing helium raises alligators' pitch

They said this allowed them to confirm that crocodilians have resonances in the vocal tract, just like mammals and birds. By giving the alligator the helium mixed with oxygen, they could analyse the...

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Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM over east Med tensions

Erdogan says willing to meet with Greek PM over east Med tensions

Turkey has two exploration vessels off the divided island of Cyprus , which has always been at odds with Ankara over oil and gas drilling. Erdogan said he was ready to discuss the issue with ...

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California natural disaster rattles LA; centered near deadly 1987 temblor

California natural disaster rattles LA; centered near deadly 1987 temblor

The Whittier Narrows quake killed eight people. The temblor was centered not far from the epicenter of the 1987 Whittier Narrows natural disaster, seismologist Lucy Jones said on Twitter. About 12:4...

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Americans Will Be Banned From Downloading National Security ‘Threat’ TikTok From Sunday

Americans Will Be Banned From Downloading National Security ‘Threat’ TikTok From Sunday

TikTok vowed to fight the Trump crackdown in court, saying it impedes a tool "for entertainment, self-expression and connection". It is a kind of universal app , a digital bank account and ident...

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Barnier, Frost meet as UK Brexit bill raises hackles

Barnier, Frost meet as UK Brexit bill raises hackles

Critics of the bill had balked at the fact that it makes it possible for the government to override parts of the Brexit divorce deal that the United Kingdom and the European Union agreed past ye...

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Boris Johnson considering short second coronavirus lockdown as cases rise

Boris Johnson considering short second coronavirus lockdown as cases rise

Suggesting that the United Kingdom might be lagging behind countries like Spain and France, who are witnessing a surge of coronavirus cases, by around six weeks, Johnson said Downing Street was cont...

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USPS agrees to scrap confusing election mailers in Colorado

USPS agrees to scrap confusing election mailers in Colorado

In an order granting the injunction on Thursday , Chief U.S. District Judge Stanley Bastian wrote that "The Court finds that a nationwide injunction is appropriate in this case". But the extent of the...

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Dead, 14 Injured After Mass Shooting In Rochester, New York

Dead, 14 Injured After Mass Shooting In Rochester, New York

Those killed - one man, one woman - were both between 18 and 22 years of age, and had not been formally identified, he said. "This is truly a tragedy of epic proportions", Simmons said near the crim...

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2 dead, 1 missing after storm pounds central Greece

2 dead, 1 missing after storm pounds central Greece

Ianos may move towards mainland Greece and authorities have said the route of the storm and its intensity were not properly predicted before it hit the islands. Power has gone out in Karditsa and the ...

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Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

Two different tests were reportedly done to confirm it was ricin. a poisonous substance that can be lethal. Ricin is a highly toxic compound extracted from castor beans that has been used in terror ...

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Second wave of coronavirus has arrived in UK, PM says

Second wave of coronavirus has arrived in UK, PM says

Sky News adds that government officials have stressed these potential restrictions are not anticipated to go as far as a full lockdown, as seen in the United Kingdom earlier this year. Earlier on 18 ...

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Flooding, curfews, power outages across Southeast after Hurricane Sally

Flooding, curfews, power outages across Southeast after Hurricane Sally

Parts of southeastern Alabama and central Georgia, in particular, were receiving heavy rains. Almost 600,000 homes and businesses were still without power on Thursday in Alabama, Florida , Louisi...

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Taiwan president meets U.S. delegation

Taiwan president meets U.S. delegation

He also met with business leaders over lunch and was to dine with President Tsai Ing-wen later Friday. Michael Hunzeker, a professor at George Mason University's School of Policy and Government, sa...

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Apparel group says broad ban on China's Xinjiang cotton impossible to enforce

Apparel group says broad ban on China's Xinjiang cotton impossible to enforce

Beijing has come under intense global criticism over its policies in the resource-rich region, where rights groups say as many as one million Uighurs and other mostly Muslim minorities are being he...

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Barbados to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth from its money

Barbados to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth from its money

Buckingham Palace was reportedly not surprised by the announcement and that the idea "was not out of the blue" because it "has been mooted and publicly talked about many times", according to the BB...

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India Welcomes Agreements for Normalization of Relations Between Israel, UAE and Bahrain

India Welcomes Agreements for Normalization of Relations Between Israel, UAE and Bahrain

Arab countries have long called for Israel's withdrawal from already illegally occupied land, a just solution for Palestinian refugees and a settlement that leads to the establishment of a viable, i...

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WTO includes Okonjo-Iweala in final shortlist, evicts 3 candidates [Full list]

WTO includes Okonjo-Iweala in final shortlist, evicts 3 candidates [Full list]

After a two-week consultation between envoys of the 164-member WTO, the global trade referring body retained Ms Mohamed, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria, Ms Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea, Mr Mohammad...

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Former Pence aide says she's voting for Biden

Former Pence aide says she's voting for Biden

Troye disclosed that in a task force meeting, the president said "Maybe this COVID thing is a good thing. I don't want to shake hands with these disgusting people". Troye's video was released by R...

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PM Johnson says second wave of virus inevitable, new restrictions possible

PM Johnson says second wave of virus inevitable, new restrictions possible

Public Health England (PHE) warned that data published on Friday could be a sign of "far worse things to come", as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said cases are thought to have nearly doub...

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Ruth Ginsburg dead at 87

Ruth Ginsburg dead at 87

Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and was the second woman appointed to the court. The directors of the documentary "RBG", Betsy West and Julie Cohen, sa...

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PM Narendra Modi dedicates Kosi Rail bridge to the nation

PM Narendra Modi dedicates Kosi Rail bridge to the nation

Many parts of Bihar are cut off from each other due to rivers crisscrossing the state and people have to undertake long journeys due to this, he said. "Four years ago, two mega bridges were built conn...

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Libyan PM Fayez al Sarraj intends to step down by October

Libyan PM Fayez al Sarraj intends to step down by October

Citing the work of United Nations -sponsored talks in Geneva, he pointed to progress in agreeing a way to unify Libya's fragmented state and prepare for elections. He welcomed the "preliminary and pro...

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Trump's Northern Ireland envoy issues border warning - FT

Trump's Northern Ireland envoy issues border warning - FT

The Blackstone Chambers barrister said he had "found it increasingly hard to reconcile" his obligations as a lawyer with provisions in the Internal Market Bill which, if passed, would give minis...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief warns of Russian meddling in U.S. elections

Federal Bureau of Investigation chief warns of Russian meddling in U.S. elections

Intelligence officials said they have collected evidence of foreign interference, including Facebook's announcement earlier this month that a troll group that was involved in Russia's interference in ...

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Trump wants to jail Assange to 'keep him quiet,' court hears

Trump wants to jail Assange to 'keep him quiet,' court hears

Pressed repeatedly by James Lewis, a lawyer acting on behalf of the USA government, about the consequences of the leaking of unredacted documents, Ellsberg said there was "zero evidence" that the ac...

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Former model accuses Trump of sexual assault, United States News & Top Stories

Former model accuses Trump of sexual assault, United States News & Top Stories

Open in Queens, New York right outside the bathroom of Trump's VIP box for the tournament. "He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off", Dorris told the paper. They have al...

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As they plan intensifying protests, farm outfits say SAD must quit NDA

As they plan intensifying protests, farm outfits say SAD must quit NDA

He said various political parties will now have to decide whether they stand with the "Kauravas" or the "Pandavas" in this "dharam yudh" (battle of truth).Congress leader P Chidambaram said the laws...

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Trump Ramps Up Election Delegitimization Crusade: Results May 'NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED'

Trump Ramps Up Election Delegitimization Crusade: Results May 'NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED'

Another new addition to this election is a way to track your ballot after it is sent. The insignia tells the United States Postal Service that this piece of mail is a ballot and should be prioritize...

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Biden on Brexit: pro-EU and pro-Irish

Biden on Brexit: pro-EU and pro-Irish

British Prime Minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson is proposing new legislation that would break the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit divorce treaty that seeks to avoid a physical customs ...

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COVID-19 vaccine efficacy study resumes after participant falls ill

COVID-19 vaccine efficacy study resumes after participant falls ill

COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, which is based on human adenoviral vector platform with proven safety, is undergoing clinical trials . "We have been working nine months to try to stop this virus by g...

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